Ethiopia, Kenya Request World Bank Assistance to Connect Power Supply

Ethiopia and Kenya made a

to the World Bank for a USD380 million project to interconnect their electricity grids, Afrik.com reports. The bank is set to discuss this proposal in September 2010. Ethiopia has also made another request for USD50 million funding assistance for the construction of a water power plant that will increase the country's hydroelectric capacity.

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    As former senior staff writer, Ivy Mungcal contributed to several Devex publications. Her focus is on breaking news, and in particular on global aid reform and trends in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas. Before joining Devex in 2009, Ivy produced specialized content for U.S. and U.K.-based business websites.